Danvers, Peabody and Middleton are just beginning to feel the economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. The Legislature is predicting a budget deficit between $5 billion and $8 billion this year and the impact of this funding shortfall on local governments could be devastating. Local budget projections are being revised, layoffs and furloughs are being discussed and the basic public services we depend on are in jeopardy.
Jason has real, hands-on experience working with the legislative budget on Beacon Hill. As a Budget Director working in the State Senate, he helped secure additional funding for line-items which were essential to voters in the community. Jason understands that it takes a coalition of legislators to fight for budget priorities. His independence will allow him to work with both Democrats and Republicans to fight for budget priorities that serve the needs of the 13th Essex District.